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In her opening remarks, Philippine Ambassador to France, H.E. Junever Mahilum-West, expressed the Philippine Embassy’s steadfast support for the continuously strengthening cooperation between the Philippine and French electronics industry associations, SEIPI and ACSIEL, respectively, in the fields of academic exchanges and industrial collaboration.

Dr. Tirso Ronquillo, President of Batangas State University, and Ms. Kathleen O’Connor, Vice President for International Relationships of the University of Lille, sign on behalf of their respective institutions, the Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities.

Mr. Laurent Billonet, Head of International Relations of the University of Limoges (L) and Dr. Arnold Paglinawan (R), Dean of Mapua University’s Dean of the School of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering sign the Memorandum of Understanding between their two universities.

Mr. Laurent Billonet, Head of International Relations of the University of Limoges (L) and Dr. Alfonso H. Loreto (R), Executive Vice President of the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta sign the Memorandum of Understanding between their two universities.

Dr. Alfonso Loreto (L), Executive of Vice President of the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta and Dr. Damien Fabrègue (R), Vice President for International Relations of INSA Lyon sign the Memorandum of Understanding between their two universities.

Apart from the academic institutions, ACSIEL and SEIPI successfully facilitated also the finalization of a  Memorandum of Understanding between their respective member companies, CIF Lab Solutions and IONICS EMS Inc. IONICS’s Chief Operating Office, Mr. Jay Chavez, and CIF Lab Solutions’s CEO, Mr. Philippe Albrieux, sign the Memorandum of Understanding. IONICS Chairman/CEO Larry Qua was also present to witness the signing.

Hon. Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro, DFA Acting Undersecretary for Bilateral Relations and ASEAN Affairs, and former Philippine Ambassador to France, conveyed her congratulations to the event participants via a video message.

Apart from the official signatories to the Memoranda of Understanding, the SEIPI-ACSIEL MOU Virtual Signing Ceremony included the participation of Philippine Ambassador to France H.E. Junever Mahilum-West, French Ambassador to the Philippines, H.E. Michèle Boccoz, SEIPI President Dr. Dan Lachica, ACSIEL President Jean-Luc Estienne, University of Limoges President Mrs. Isabelle Klock-Fontanille, Philippine Commercial Counsellor in Paris Mr. Froilan Pamintuan, Mr. Bernard Hagege of ACSIEL and Minister Christina Rola-McKernan of the Philippine Embassy in Paris and IONICS Chairman/CEO Larry Qua.